Raise a glass to cel­e­brate the 40th Peter­bor­ough Beer Fes­ti­val

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - MUSIC - by Brad Barnes brad.barnes@jpress.co.uk

Get ready for five days of the best real ales from across the UK... Peter­bor­ough Beer Fes­ti­val is less than two weeks away - and we have FIVE pairs of tick­ets to give away.

It will soon be time for the gi­ant mar­quees to go up on The Em­bank­ment to house thou­sands of beer lovers for the 40th time - the trade ses­sions gets things un­der way on Au­gust 22 and the fes­ti­val runs un­til Au­gust 26.

“We be­lieve in get­ting the best se­lec­tion of beers that peo­ple will en­joy and will con­tinue to talk about long af­ter they have fin­ished drink­ing,” said a beer fes­ti­val spokesman.

“Our at­ti­tude towards pro­mot­ing real ale means we are able to get many fes­ti­val spe­cials pro­duced and this loy­alty ex­tends to our vis­i­tors who re­turn year af­ter year. 2017 will be our his­toric 40th year so for a truly mem­o­rable and unique beer fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence wel­come to Peter­bor­ough – the big­gest, the bright­est and the best!”


More than 400 draught real ales in­clud­ing favourites, beers from very small mi­cros, many from new brew­eries, some pro­duced spe­cially for the fes­ti­val and beers from our LocAle brew­eries will be served.

The ma­jor­ity of the beers will be served by grav­ity – straight from the cask in the tra­di­tional real ale way. Back by pop­u­lar de­mand how­ever will be the Key­cask bar in­tro­duced for the first time at last years’ fes­ti­val.

There will of course be beers of many styles in­clud­ing milds, bit­ters, porters, stouts, spe­cial­ity flavoured beers and a few real lagers.


Com­mem­o­ra­tive pint sleeve glasses and half pint tankards bear­ing the fes­ti­val logo will be avail­able and all will be over­sized to guar­an­tee that you get a full mea­sure when the glasses are filled to the line. Fes­ti­val wine glasses will also be avail­able at the same price.


The cider bar will be serv­ing one of the best se­lec­tions of tra­di­tional cider and perry to be found any­where - around 80 va­ri­eties.


The wine bar will be sell­ing tra­di­tional coun­try wines, still and sparkling grape wines from English vine­yards.


An­other brand new edi­tion to the fes­ti­val, to sat­isfy the ever grow­ing de­mand from gin lovers ev­ery­where, will have a range of around 20 dif­fer­ent and unique gins to sam­ple.


The pop­u­lar world beer bar will be sell­ing an ex­tended range of tra­di­tion­ally made bot­tled beers from around the world.


The Es­cape Bar will be sell­ing a range of soft drinks, crisps, ice cream, sweets and cig­a­rettes. Chil­dren’s drinks are avail­able for 50p.


There will be a wide se­lec­tion of foods avail­able in- clud­ing burg­ers, fish and chips, pizza, Cor­nish pasties, noo­dles, Ger­man sausages and French crepes, hog roast, ke­babs, as well as tra­di­tional pub snacks like Pipers crisps, olives, pork pies and Scotch eggs. For those with a sweet tooth seek out the pop­u­lar sweet stall and (if brave) try the scor­pion chilli choco­late!


Lunchtime­o­re­ar­lyevening is the ideal time to bring the fam­ily, as there is al­ways an easy­go­ing, friendly at­mos­phere. You can bring the dog (on a lead), the pic­nic ta­ble, food and soft drinks but you must not bring your own al­co­hol. There will be a fair­ground at the back of the fes­ti­val.


En­ter­tain­ment each night will fea­ture some of the top lo­cal bands in­clud­ing the likes of Vinyl Nite, the Palmer­ston Ukelele Band, Retrolux, Re­volver, The Fedz and Mo­tor City Vipers.

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